Introduction to the Devout Life

Introduction to the Devout Life

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by Francis De Sales
     
 

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One of the great religious masterpieces of all time-- a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.

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One of the great religious masterpieces of all time-- a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.

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ISBN-13:
9780375725623
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
223,466
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.60(d)

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Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Francis’s compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.

Meet the Author

Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was born into a privileged family and studied law before abandoning his prospects for the religious life. He was appointed Provost of Geneva, a center of Calvinism. With his quick mind and the persuasive pamphlets that he wrote, he converted thousands to Catholicism, and at thirty-five became Bishop of Geneva. Besides his well-known books, Introduction to the Devout Life and A Treatise on the Love of God, he carried on a vast correspondence. He was canonized in 1665 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Universal Church in 1877.

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Introduction to the Devout Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
St. Francis de Sales in this timeless classic directs the average person in the spiritual life to a deeper union with Jesus Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
St. Francis teaches how to conduct all aspects of our lives in a way that orders them toward a closer relationship with God. A must for those seeking to deepen their faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it, but the chapters are incredibly short. :/
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Yeah. Try to make these longer. Including emotions of characters would work.